Mervyns
3.1 of 5 76 reviews
www.mervyns.com Hayward, CA 5000+ Employees

Mervyns Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014

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39% Approve of the CEO

Mervyns CEO John Goodman

John Goodman

(18 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very flexible hours and accommodating vacation requests"
    in 6 reviews
  • "The employee discount was nice, but prices were inflated, so you had to use coupons as well"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor communication from senior management"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Unfortunately you often times had to spend 20-30 minutes dealing with customers that were unwilling to accept no as an answer"
    in 3 reviews
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    Decent company to work for

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    Pros-friendly family environment
    -20% discount on top of other store discounts
    -regularly scheduled raises

    Cons-low salary
    -repetitive and tedious work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    meh place to work.

    Fright Unloader (Former Employee)

    Proseasy work, good co workers, ok discount on clothing.

    ConsBad pay. New people were being hired at a higher rate of pay then me. When I asked for a raise to match what new people were makeing I was denied.

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat people better and not take advantage of them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey finally closed down for good!

    ConsNot a good company to work for!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off good then reality set in

    Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
    Warren, MI

    ProsFlexible schedule. Fun group of managers.

    ConsNot enough man hours scheduled in a shift to get all the work done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease man hours per shift.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    suckiest place ive ever worked

    Retail Sales (Current Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    Prosthey wrote paychecks and many of the employees were longtimers

    Conshateful, bitter management that sucked the life out of any room they entered. If you smiled while working, they seemed to think it was "fun" and would quickly find a job for you that would wipe the smile off your face. Work in the warehouse because you like lifting and not dealing with people? Congratulations! You are now on floor sales. Enjoy helping people shop, making purchase suggestions? Congratulations! You are now folding sweaters for the rest of your career.

    Advice to Senior Managementbelieve it or not, people are actually productive if you allow them to enjoy their work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stepping Stone

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany was exciting and energetic.

    ConsThere were really no cons

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    no care for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosflexible hours, get bonuses on opening credit cards

    Consunorganized, ruse employers, dirty working environment

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    Short term

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility for students was available

    ConsStaffing was not on par.

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    Retail is hard work . Your holidays are ruined

    Team Relations (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsIt would be a good job for student going to school.

    ConsWorking nights and then having to be back at 7:00 the next morning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about reality and feelings.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Miss this place!

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
    Plano, TX

    ProsPromotions from within were the best. It was a small place and you knew everyone

    ConsThey went out of business

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